24. Administrator: Augustine in His Diocese

  1. Mark Vessey
  1. Neil B. McLynn

Published Online: 2 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch24

A Companion to Augustine

A Companion to Augustine

How to Cite

McLynn, N. B. (2012) Administrator: Augustine in His Diocese, in A Companion to Augustine (ed M. Vessey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch24

Editor Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159463

Online ISBN: 9781118255483



  • Augustine in his diocese, as administrator;
  • episcopal “burden,” Augustine and pastoral duties;
  • Augustine, attending to feckless parishioners;
  • Augustine's handling, of the Januarius affair;
  • Augustine's art of household management;
  • Augustine the bishop's attitude, and property management;
  • episcopal chores, occupationes, troubling Augustine;
  • Augustine's and his diocese, accepting a catastrophic blunder


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Augustine's Rules: The Januarius Affair

  • Augustine's Art of Household Management

  • Memoranda: The “Divjak” Letters

  • Maladministration: Augustine and Antoninus of Fussala

  • Conclusion: The Better Part

  • Further Reading